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112 Upanishads (2 Volume Set)
112 Upanishads (2 Volume Set)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Parimal Publications
  • By : K.L. Joshi
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : Sanskrit Text, English Translation
  • Edition : 2005
  • Pages : 1216
  • Weight : 2.49 kg
  • Size : 10 x 7.9 x 2.9 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8171102433
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8171102433
DESCRIPTION:

The Upanisads are philosophical and theological mystical treatises forming the third division of the Veda; the preceding portions being the Mantras or Hymns, which are largely prayers and the Brahmanas or sacrificial rituals- the utterance, successively, of poet, priest and philosopher. There are two great departments of the Veda. The first is called Karma Kanda, the department of works, which embraces both Mantras and Brahmanas; and is followed by the vast majority f persons whose action of religion is laying up of merit by means of ceremonial prayers and sacrificial rites. The second is called Jnana-kanda, the department of knowledge. The present edition has been compiled with English translation of 112 important Upanisads many of which are being translated for the first time by a distinguished board of scholars. This edition provides an authentic translation of 112 Upanisads along with a complex index of verses and an exhaustive introduction.

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366 Gems from Islam
366 Gems from Islam
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • By : Jaico Publishing house (Author), Robert Van De Weyer (Editor)
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages :  52 pages
  • Size : :20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • ISBN-13:  978-9387944268
DESCRIPTION:

Islam means ‘submission to God’. A Muslim is someone who has submitted to God, recognizing Muhammad as a prophet of God.

Jaico’s 366 Gems Series is the first comprehensive collection of the spiritual literature of the whole world presented in accessible form. It is aimed at people who wish to broaden their spiritual outlook and also at the much larger group who have little or no attachment to a religious community, but seek spiritual wisdom.

Each volume in the series contains major writings of one of the world’s spiritual traditions, presented in the form of an annual cycle of daily readings.

366 Gems from Islam includes:

The life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq, written soon after the prophet’s death
The Quran, received by Muhammad, which is the sacred text of Islam
Stories, poems, sayings and spiritual insights of the Sufi mystics
Philosophical reflections of the great Arab thinkers.

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                  366 Gems from Buddhism
                  366 Gems from Buddhism
                  SPECIFICATION:
                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                  • By : Jaico Publishing house (Author), Robert Van De Weyer (Editor)
                  • Binding : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2018
                  • Pages :  52 pages
                  • Size : :20 x 14 x 4 cm
                  • ISBN-13:  978-9387944268
                  DESCRIPTION:

                  Buddha means ‘enlightened person’. A Buddhist is someone who follows the teachings of a particular enlightened person, called Gautama.

                  Jaico’s 366 Gems Series is the first comprehensive collection of the spiritual literature of the whole world presented in accessible form. It is aimed at people who wish to broaden their spiritual outlook and also at the much larger group who have little or no attachment to a religious community, but seek spiritual wisdom.

                  Each volume in the series contains major writings of one of the world’s spiritual traditions, presented in the form of an annual cycle of daily readings.
                  366 Gems from Buddhism includes:

                  Teachings of the Buddha, taken from the Pali canon compiled soon after his death
                  The Dhammapada, the famous summary of the Buddha’s wisdom
                  Stories, poems, sayings and spiritual insights of the Mahayana sages from Tibet, China and India
                  Jokes and stories from Zen.

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                                  366 Gems from Hinduism
                                  366 Gems from Hinduism
                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                  • By : Jaico Publishing house (Author), Robert Van De Weyer (Editor)
                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                  • Language : English
                                  • Edition : 2018
                                  • Pages :  52 pages
                                  • Size : :20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                  • ISBN-13:  978-9387944251
                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                  Hinduism means incorporating all forms of belief and worship without necessitating the selection or elimination of any. This book incorporates literature from ancient sacred texts of India considered as the Kernel of Hinduism.

                                  Jaico’s 366 Gems Series is the first comprehensive collection of the spiritual literature of the whole world presented in accessible form. It is aimed at people who wish to broaden their spiritual outlook and also at the much larger group who have little or no attachment to a religious community, but seek spiritual wisdom.
                                  Each volume in the series contains major writings of one of the world’s spiritual traditions, presented in the form of an annual cycle of daily readings.
                                  366 Gems from Hinduism includes:

                                  The Vedas, the ancient hymns which form the basis of Hindu spirituality
                                  The Upanishads, the collection of meditations and stories embodying Hindu thought
                                  The Bhagavad Gita, the sayings of Krishna which embrace all spiritual life
                                  The original instructions in the practice of Yoga and its underlying philosophy
                                  The devotional poems and meditations of the Indian mystics.

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                                                  Rumi: Tales to Live By
                                                  Rumi: Tales to Live By
                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                  • By : Kamla K. Kapur  (Author)
                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                  • Language : English
                                                  • Edition : 2017
                                                  • Pages :  165 pages
                                                  • Size : :20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                  • ISBN-13:   978-9386348937
                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                  Personal, poignant and fierce with passion for life and the sacred, Rumi: Tales to Live By will leave you with heart-wrenching gratitude for life’s trials and gifts.

                                                  Approaching the final days of his life, the great Sufi mystic Rumi penned down the wisdom he had gained over the years into a spiritual masterpiece known as the Mathnawi. A rich and insightful retelling of his work, Rumi: Tales to Live By is a sweet, comforting and at times, fiery guide to nourish the spirit.

                                                  Against the backdrop of modern times and issues, Rumi’s sketches of humanity show a new generation of spiritual seekers how to live through the trials and tribulations of life, illuminating even the darkest of paths with divine light.

                                                  Award-winning author Kamla Kapur further enhances the read with personal experiences from her own journey, making the narrative an enchanting mix of the real and the wondrous. Touching, passionate and sparkling, her commentary on these sometime forgotten but beloved stories clears the clouds of confusion and inspires in readers the strength to follow The Way.

                                                  Kamla K. Kapur is a bestselling poet, author and playwright. Kapur taught courses in play writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, mythology, Shakespeare and women’s literature at Grossmont College in California for eighteen years. She and her husband divide their year living in the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas and in Southern California.

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                                                                  Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & MindSpiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind
                                                                  Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind
                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                  • By : Imam Jamal Rahman (Editor)
                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                  • Edition : 2012
                                                                  • Pages :  256 pages
                                                                  • Size : : 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
                                                                  • ISBN-10:  1594734305
                                                                  • ISBN-13:   978-1594734304
                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                  This selection of 365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offers an overview of Islamic faith and practices. These profound and life-enriching sayings of the Prophet have served as one of the main sources of divine guidance and law for Muslims through the ages. This selection helps readers gain or renew their acquaintance with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in history and who serves as a role model for more than one billion Muslims across the world. His sayings represent the Islamic code of conduct governing every Muslim's family, social, political, economic and spiritual life. His instructions have relevance for both individual and collective life. This selection thus stands out as a helpful introduction to both the Prophet and to Islamic beliefs and code of conduct.

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                                                                                  365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad
                                                                                  365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad
                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                  • By : Abdur Raheem Kidwai  (Author)
                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                  • Edition : 2008
                                                                                  • Pages :  416 pages
                                                                                  • Size : 14 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8179928387
                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                  This selection of 365 Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offers an overview of Islamic faith and practices. These profound and life-enriching sayings of the Prophet have served as one of the main sources of divine guidance and law for Muslims through the ages. This selection helps readers gain or renew their acquaintance with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in history and who serves as a role model for more than one billion Muslims across the world. His sayings represent the Islamic code of conduct governing every Muslim's family, social, political, economic and spiritual life. His instructions have relevance for both individual and collective life. This selection thus stands out as a helpful introduction to both the Prophet and to Islamic beliefs and code of conduct.

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                                                                                                  The Quran: Essential Teachings
                                                                                                  The Quran: Essential Teachings
                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                  • By : Abdur Raheem Kidwai  (Author)
                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                  • Edition : 2006
                                                                                                  • Pages :  202 pages
                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:   8179925692
                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:   978-8179925690
                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                  The Quran: Essential Teachings explains major Quranic terms, concepts and themes in a simple language. The work is intended to help readers gain a clear idea of the Quranic worldview, particularly the articles of Islamic faith, God-man relationship.

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                                                                                                                  365 Gems from the Quran
                                                                                                                  365 Gems from the Quran
                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                  • By : Abdur Raheem Kidwai  (Author)
                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2015
                                                                                                                  • Pages : 400 pages
                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:   8184957823
                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184957822
                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                  This anthology of 365 gems from the Quran, with brief explanatory notes, enables readers to gain a clear idea of what the Quran says about: the purpose behind the creation of man and the universe concept and attributes of God in Islam man’s obligations toward God man’s obligations toward fellow human beings man’s social relations man’s final end (death and the afterlife) gender equality how to co-exist peacefully with others The immense reward for charity, justice and good conduct.

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                                                                                                                                  A Million Thoughts
                                                                                                                                  A Million Thoughts
                                                                                                                                  Specification:
                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                  • By : Om Swami
                                                                                                                                  • Cover : Paperback
                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2016
                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 360
                                                                                                                                  • Weight : 323 gm.
                                                                                                                                  • Size : 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
                                                                                                                                  • ASIN: 8184959451
                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8184959451
                                                                                                                                  Description:

                                                                                                                                  Each one of us is a master of infinite possibilities at a universal scale. Through meditation we experience our own magnificence, our true potential.Drawing on his experience of thousands of hours of earnest and strenuous meditation, renowned sage Om Swami pens a guide to help channelize unruly, futile thoughts and turn them into productive energy.A Million Thoughts shows how to meditate correctly, how to practice various styles of meditation and how to become proficient in the many yogic practices that will lead to the final stage of samadhi — the ultimate spiritual self-fulfilment. Brimming with firsthand experiences and references from ancient and classical texts, this brilliant book is most suited for the modern reader who wishes to master the art of meditation.

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                                                                                                                                  Love Like Jesus
                                                                                                                                  Love Like Jesus
                                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                  • By : Paul E. Miller (Author)
                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2015
                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 264 pages
                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:   8184957823
                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184957822
                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                  he Extraordinary Love and Compassion of a Remarkable Man that Radiates and Illuminates an Ordinary World Who Is Jesus? His name is recognized the world over. Christians claim to follow Him. Muslims honor Him as a prophet. And many Jewish rabbis regard him as a great teacher. Everyone knows about Jesus, but how many of us fully understand what He was like as a person? In Love Like Jesus, Paul Miller invites us to get to know Jesus, to observe his life and his love as they unfold in the gospel narratives. The accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John combined with Millers own life stories

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                                                                                                                                                  The Lost Years of Jesus
                                                                                                                                                  The Lost Years of Jesus
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                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                  • By :  Elizabeth Clare Prophet (Author)
                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2009
                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 336 pages
                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184950199
                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                  Documentary evidence of Jesus' 17-year journey to India, Nepal and Tibet, ancient texts reveal that Jesus spent seventeen years in the Orient. They say that from age 13 to age 29 he was both student and teacher. The events of his pilgrimage from Jerusalem to India were recorded by Buddhist historians. To this day he is known and loved throughout the East as Saint Issa. For the first time Elizabeth Clare Prophet brings together the testimony of four eyewitnesses of these remarkable documents. With the thoroughness of a determined disciple turned detective she tells the intriguing story of the international controversy that arose when the manuscripts were first discovered in 1887 by Nicolas Notovitch how experts "proved" they did not exist, only to have them rediscovered in this century by Swami Abhedananda, Professor Nicholas Roerich and Mime Elisabeth Caspari. Now you can read in one volume the chronicles and legends of what Jesus did and said in India, Nepal, Ladakh and Tibet prior to his Palestinian mission and the heartwarming personal accounts of those who made the trek to the Himalayas and brought back the most revolutionary message of our time.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Meditation on Life: Mother Teresa
                                                                                                                                                                  Meditation on Life: Mother Teresa
                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  Anthony Stern (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2008
                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 188 pages
                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  8179927873
                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8179927878
                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                  Everything Starts from Prayer, at the home for the dying in Calcutta, Mother Teresa often cared for the residents as they approached the end. As she was ministering to one illness-ravaged man, a visitor overheard her whisper a few words to him. These few words embody Mother Teresa's spiritual wisdom. This is what she said: You say a prayer in your religion and I will say a prayer as I know it. Together we will say this prayer and it will be something beautiful for God. These gentle words of solace and care provide us with a glimpse at a Mother Teresa we've often overlooked: Mother Teresa the universal teacher of prayer. The world has admired the Mother Teresa who devoted her life to caring for the poorest of the poor everywhere. But, her close associates knew that all of Mother Teresa's outer activity of caring and action was the natural consequence of her devotion, the overflow of her deep inner life. They witnessed her reliance upon contemplative practice and they recognized Mother Teresa not only as a devout Catholic, but also as a great ecumenical teacher of prayer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 202 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  9387944883
                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-9387944886
                                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                  “In this book I attempted to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the teachings of the Buddha.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Buddhism is one of the many religions which teaches us to be less selfish and more compassionate. It teaches us to be humane, altruistic and as concerned about others as we are about ourselves.... A good combination of study and practice will generate a fresh outlook which will enable us to achieve happiness for ourselves and others.”
                                                                                                                                                                                  His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Worlds in Harmony
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Worlds in Harmony
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 140 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184951356
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Worlds in Harmony, the Dalai Lama explores the nature of suffering and its release through compassionate action. It focuses on the understanding that a deep awareness of our shared desire to avoid pain leads to an awareness of our responsibility to relieve others of suffering. Worlds in Harmony offers the reader insight into the relation between awareness and right action and bridges personal consciousness and global concerns. With the knowledge that insight is of no use unless it results in action, the Dalai Lama teaches ways of being, thinking and acting in the world that are based on equanimity and understanding. This book can be a key guide to the practice of healing and compassionate action in daily life.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ocean of Wisdom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ocean of Wisdom
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  The Dalai Lama (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 164 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:  8179928241
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8179928240
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This book contains excerpts of the unusually beautiful and inspiring words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His message of the universal need for kindness and consideration at every level of human relations, from person-to-person to global concerns, is one that transcends all cultural and religious boundaries. The book has been compiled from talks the Dalai Lama has made at various universities, monasteries and interfaith services around the world. His thoughts are at once both lively and profound, for, surprisingly to some who first meet him, His Holiness has a refreshingly wonderful sense of humor. The crucial necessity for world peace, including the overriding threat of nuclear weapons and the need to show concern for the environment are also interwoven in these Guidelines for Living which should be read by anyone who cares about the fate of our increasingly interdependent and imperiled Earth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chinese Wisdom for Today: A Classic Manual on the Art of Living
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chinese Wisdom for Today: A Classic Manual on the Art of Living
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  Stephen Mitchell (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 216 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184951035
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Classic Manual on the Art of Living, following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative Chinese Wisdom for Today. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu's disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius' grandson Tzu-ssu, Chinese Wisdom for Today offers readers a path into reality. It provides advice that imparts balance and perspective and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao–the basic principle of the universe. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. Mitchell's meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant and timeless.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Illustrated Buddha for Beginners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Illustrated Buddha for Beginners
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :   Stephen T. Asma (Author, Illustrator)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 176 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184958805
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DESCRIPTION:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is not a book you read; It is a book you experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was a real person, a radical, who challenged the religious leaders of his day. This book introduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life and to the fascinating philosophical debates that formed the core of Buddhism.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Illustrated Buddha for Beginners makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings and intuitive wisdom, it conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence and the feel of it. It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging and even the white spaces mean just as much as the words.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stephen T. Asma is a professor of philosophy at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of several books, including the Gods Drink Whiskey and Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By :  Thomas Cleary (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 256 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 14 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:  8184959052
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184959055
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Understanding the Ecstasy of Enlightenment. Tantrism, often misunderstood, is one of the most elaborate and colourful forms of Buddhism. Believed to have originated around the 5th-century-AD in Old Bengal, Tantric Buddhism has far more to do with the sacred than the sexual. It focuses on a particular style of meditation and ritual. The Secrets of Tantric Buddhism presents translations of 46 classic texts from Caryagiti, a collection of teachings from Tantrics and Siddhas who lived during the Pala dynasty (10th and 11th century). These teachings emanate from one of the most dynamic sources of international Buddhism, at the height of its religious development. A translator of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and Muslim classics, author Thomas Cleary provides detailed commentaries on these ancient teachings, making them fresh and contemporary. Thomas Cleary is the preeminent translator of classic Eastern texts, such as the Essential Tao, the Essential Confucius, the Secret of the Golden Flower and the bestselling 'The Art of War'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Journey across Buddhist India
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Journey across Buddhist India
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Aruna Deshpande (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 400 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 14 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184952476
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOSE YOURSELF IN THE BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE INDIA IS THE GUARDIAN OF a rich and ancient culture, and the seat of Buddhism. Mystic monasteries on Himalayan slopes, richly carved stupas amid lush gardens, cavernous dwellings with exquisite paintings -India is home to all these and more. In this, her seventh book, respected historian Aruna Deshpande travels the length and breadth of the country to track down the imprints of Buddhism. Never before has any historian presented every major Buddhist site located in India in one book. Here are the architectural gems of Lumbini, the lesser known Tawang Monastery of Arunachal Pradesh, the unparalleled Bodh Gaya and a reliable guide to visiting all these places. A boon to pilgrims, travelers and armchair explorers alike, Buddhist India Rediscovered will fire the imagination and carry you on a memorable journey. "A remarkably thorough catalogue of India's Buddhist sites. Whether their interest is in history and culture or Buddhist pilgrimage, I am sure many readers will find this work of great value." From the foreword by HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha before Buddhism: Wisdom fromt the Early Teachings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha before Buddhism: Wisdom fromt the Early Teachings
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Gil Fronsdal (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 192 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size :  20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-9386867292
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don’t chase the past Or long for the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The past is left behind; The future is not yet reached.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For one who knows, who has no agitation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There is no karmic accumulation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  —from ‘The Discourse on Being Violent’, The Book of Eights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gil Fronsdal’s The Buddha before Buddhism is an elegant translation of Buddhist poems from the Atthakavagga or The Book of Eights, which is believed to be part of the Buddha’s first teachings. In this anthology, reality is not divided into a conditioned, worldly realm and an unconditioned, transcendent realm far removed from ordinary human life, which is a deviation from the usual Buddhist texts. Instead, the teachings point to peace that can be found in this life, in this world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This collection of 16 poems points to a direct and simple approach for attaining peace without requiring an adherence to any specific ideology. In contrast to later Buddhist teachings that are predicated on the belief in rebirth, this book’s central theme is the joy that comes from recognizing and letting go of attachment to the illusory views that create suffering.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha and His Teachings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha and His Teachings
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Narada (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 532 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size :  14 x 3.2 x 21.6 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:  8179926176
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8179926178
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha was the first most active missionary in the world. He wandered from place to place for forty-five years preaching His doctrine to the masses and the intelligentsia. Till His last moment, he served humanity both by example and by precept. His distinguished disciples followed suit. Penniless, they even travelled to distant lands to propagate the Dharma, expecting nothing in return. This treatise, written by a member of the order of the Sangha, is based on the Páli Texts, commentaries and traditions prevailing in Buddhist countries. The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha, the second with the Dharma, the Pali term for his Doctrine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happiness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happiness
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Thich Nhat Hanh (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 172 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-10:  8184953720
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13: 978-8184953725
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Essential Mindfulness Practices, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher. With sections such as Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking or simply sitting and breathing. "Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart, Joy and happiness will be available to you in the here and now" - Thich Nhat Hanh

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Together We are One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Together We are One
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • By : Thich Nhat Hanh (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Binding : Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Language : English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edition : 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pages : 256 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ISBN-13:  978-8184952568
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What is your true name? Where is your true home? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates how connecting with our ancestors and our unique cultural backgrounds can lead us to a deeper sense of community. The book includes insights on how to heal our individual and collective suffering, personal stories from people of many backgrounds and teachings on mindfulness practice. This is a deeply inspirational and practical guide. Thich Nhat Hanh's profound message of love and understanding will help the world appreciate the diversity of the human race. Thich Nhat Hanh offers deep insights about diversity from a strong Buddhist perspective.

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